Ontotext was one of the first vendors into this space, having been originally founded in 2000 (in Bulgaria) to investigate semantic technologies. Head office remains in Sofia but the company also offices in London and New York. It is part of the larger Sirma Group.
In addition to its commercial clients – the company’s main focus – it is also worth noting that, over the years, Ontotext has won funding from the EU for upwards of 30 different projects, mostly around the semantic web, and Open and Linked Data. Most recently (May 2018) it was awarded funding for the Intelligent Matching and Linking of Company Data project (CIMA), which will run until May 2020. CIMA will use machine learning, semantic modeling and data integration as well as logical inference and validation to make a company and related data (persons, locations, industry taxonomies, technology fields) better harmonised, integrated, interlinked and easier to use.
Ontotext partners with various leading IT services providers, a number of which embed GraphDB in their AI platforms. Such partners include InfoSys, Atos Origin, NTT Docomo (via Everis) and Fujitsu.